Short Talk Guidelines

Short talks will be scheduled in three TRACs and will be selected and notified by end of February. Presentations will be no more than 10 minutes followed by a 5 min. QA. Presentations will need to be provided to conference organizers on a flash drive two hours before their TRAC begins. If selected to present, presentations will be due the day before the conference begins, so presentations can be preloaded. We will provide each presenter an opportunity to review slides one hour before the conference between 7-8AM each morning.

Poster Presentation Guidelines



Please follow the format of the abstract form for title, names of authors, and affiliations.  You will not need to include the abstract itself on the poster because it will be printed in the program book.  Present the results of your research in a concise and self-explanatory manner.  Limit the scope of your presentation to the most important aspects of the study and the most significant findings.  Include an introductory statement describing the rationale for and methodology of the study and a concluding statement summarizing the implications of the results.
Use a highly legible type in a large font size.  Helvetica or Arial type in 18 to 24 point size and one and a half line spacing is ideal for reading at the typical viewing distance.  Use bold or colored type sparingly for headings or emphasis.

Layout and Construction

The maximum poster size is 42 inches high by 90 inches wide (107 cm high by 229 cm wide).  If you use poster board or card stock, you may want to hinge units together with strapping tape on the back or carry in separate sections.  If your poster is done as a large-scale computer printout, you will want to roll it for transport.  Avoid intense background colors that distract from the content.  Arrange information units in vertical columns rather than horizontal rows, which makes it easier for viewers to follow.  Number the sections if the sequence is not obvious.


Well-designed charts and graphs will communicate your data results more effectively than a lot of text.  Judicious use of color can emphasize important points.  Remember that illustration labels must be as legible as other text.  Glossy prints tend to reflect light; use matte finish photographs if possible.  Keep figure legends concise.


Time and Place

The Poster Session will be held in the Texas Biomed Atrium. You may mount your poster between noon-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 13.


On the mounting boards, you will find a card with your assigned abstract number.  Place the card on the upper left corner of your poster.  We will provide clips for hanging.  Please do not mark the display boards in any way.  If you would like to offer supplementary material to hand out, please keep it with you.

Poster Session and Reception

We request that authors are present during the Poster Session, 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2023.  You may choose to circulate or remain near your poster.


Please plan to remove your poster between 5:00 am and 6:30 pm that same day on Thursday, April 13, 2023.